Sarah Beth is scared to death
To hear what the doctor will say
She hasn’t been well, since the day that she fell
And the bruise that just wont go away
So she sits and she waits with her mother and dad
And flips through an old magazine
Til the nurse with the smile stands at the door
And says will you please come with me

Sarah Beth is scared to death
Cause the doctor just told her the news
Between the red cells and white
Something’s not right
But were gonna take care of you
Six chances in ten, it won’t come back again
With the therapy were gonna try
It’s just been approved; it’s the strongest there is
I think we caught it in time
Sarah Beth closes her eyes

And she dreams she’s dancing
Around and around without any cares
And her very first love is holding her close
And the soft wind is blowing her hair

Sarah Beth is scared to death
As she sits holding her mom
Cause it would be a mistake for someone to take
A girl with no hair to the prom
For just this morning right there on her pillow
Was the coolest of any surprise
And she cried when she gathered it all in her hands
The proof she couldn’t deny

And she dreams she’s dancing
Around and around without any cares
And her very first love was holding her close
And the soft wind is blowing her hair

It’s quarter of seven, that boys at the door
And her daddy ushers her in
And when he takes off his cap, they all start to cry
Cause this morning where his hair had been
Softly she touches just skin

They Go Dancing
Around and around without any cares
And her very first true love was holding her close
For a moment, she isn’t scared

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    General CommentEven though it's really sad, I absolutely love this song. Clearly, its about a girl with cancer who loses her hair from chemo, but its also about more than that. I think the reason sarah Beth is so scared in the song is because she imagines herself dying without ever being given the chance to fall in love. in the end, when Sarah is dancing carelessly with the boy who loves her despite all her imperfections, the line "for a moment she isn't scared" is the perfect ending. You see, the fact that Sarah Beth got her wish doesn't change the fact that she's sick and might die. Its just that now she has experienced love, she's no longer afraid of dying.
    serenity23on October 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaww this song is soo sad! i love it. it makes me cry everytime i hear it! it makes me think that there are actually hafe decent guys out there that would actually do that! its soo cute! lol
    git_r_done_17on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthey ppl, this song is called Skin and it's already listed.
    queenvictoria_14on February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSkin! Great song! Always makes me cry!
    wildandcrazyGSon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sad but the truth is that this situation crashes into too many people everywhere. destroying strands of familys untill they completely crack down the middle. if anything were able to fill the blast marks so the scars were invisible, then the only thing that would remain would be memories and thats worse. donate to the hospitals and you just may save someone worse off than sarah beth. Regive some one just like you a second chance at life.
    axnewxeraxbeginson August 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so amazing! i heard the first time and had to listen to it over and over because its just so powerful.
    jacob92on February 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is soooo AMAZING!!!!!! It got to me the first time i heard it. its just sooo powerful. This song just makes me want to go out and help people out.
    hazeleyes504on November 08, 2011   Link

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